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ump

Syllabification: ump
Pronunciation: /əmp
 
/

Definition of ump in English:

noun& verb

informal , chiefly North American
Short for umpire.
Example sentences
  • As long as the ump is consistent, minor differences in the strike zone from ump to ump can be accommodated.
  • In the second inning, the umps ruled that a trapped ball by Rizzuto was an infield fly, and they permitted a double play when Rizzuto also ran down Les Fleming on the bases.
  • Mariners skipper Lou Piniella stormed out of the dugout and angrily argued, but got nowhere as he stalked from ump to ump, his cap in hand.

Origin

early 20th century: abbreviation.

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